Today in World History: November 9th

On this day of the month twenty five years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. After years of separation of two halves of the German capital of Berlin, one side controlled by West Germany, and the other by the USSR, the citizens of the eastern half of Berlin broke down the wall that to them meant oppression. This marked the true downfall of the USSR, which had been steadily declining since losing the space race to the USA in 1969 when the first men landed on the moon.

“It’s always the small people who change things. It’s never the politicians or the big guys. I mean, who pulled down the Berlin wall? It was all the people in the streets. The specialists didn’t have a clue the day before.”
―Luc Besson


3 thoughts on “Today in World History: November 9th

  1. As a German, this is a very interesting article. It’s nice to know that my country’s history is remembered around the world.

    BTW, did you know that Luc Besson is the author of the phenomenal book series “Arthur et les Minimoys”?

    Thanks for sharing!


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